APA Leadership Opportunities


APA provides numerous leadership opportunities to members, and issues an annual Call for Volunteers each July. We welcome all areas of expertise and career levels.

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Leadership Positions
Academic Fellows SIG Chair
CORNET Academic Pediatric Fellow Steering Committee Member
CORNET Pediatric Resident Steering Committee Member
CORNET Region IX Chair
Education Committee Meeting Task Force
Education PAS Invited Science Task Force
Health Policy Scholars Curriculum Task Force
Leadership Development Training Task Force
Miller Sarkin Mentoring Award Judges
New Century Scholars Executive Committee
New Century Scholars Junior Mentor
New Century Scholars Senior Mentor
Quality Improvement (QI) Meeting Planning Committee
Ray Helfer Award Judges Panel
Research Executive Committee Ad-hoc Member
Resident Engagement Task Force
Teaching Award (Junior Faculty) Judges Panel
Teaching Award (Mid-Level Faculty) Judges Panel
Wellness & Resiliency Task Force
Young Investigator Awards Program (YIA) National Adviser
Young Investigator Awards Program (YIA) Proposal Reviewer
Young Investigator Awards Program Funding Path Chair



Position: Wellness & Resiliency Task Force

Description: Responsible for assessing the wellness and resiliency of academic general pediatricians and recommending program and/or resources to the APA Board of Directors in order to preserve a high quality of life for pediatric academicians.

Meeting Requirements: This group requires at least three teleconference meetings with a possibility of meeting in-person at PAS or until the group has made its recommendations to the Board.

Eligibility: Expertise and/or interest in promoting child health professionals’ wellness and resiliency.

Misc: Travel to PAS is not included.
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Position: New Century Scholars Junior Mentor

Description: Responsible for mentoring a second year resident accepted into the New Century Scholars program.

Meeting Requirements: Junior mentors are required to attend two in-person meetings and retain at least quarterly communication with their mentee over the two year program.

Misc: Junior mentors are required to join their mentee at the New Century Scholars pre-PAS program and banquet the Friday before PAS. Travel to PAS is not included.
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Position: New Century Scholars Senior Mentor

Description: Senior mentors are required to attend two in-person meetings and retain at least quarterly communication with their mentee and their mentee’s junior mentor over the two year program;

Misc: Senior mentors are required to join their mentee at the New Century Scholars banquet the Friday evening before PAS. Travel to PAS is not included.
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Position: New Century Scholars Executive Committee

Description: The New Century Scholars Executive Committee is responsible for the thought leadership of the program and serving as ambassadors of the program. The Committee serves as an advisory board to the program’s directors.

Meeting Requirements: The New Century Scholars Executive Committee is required to participate in four quarterly teleconference meetings and with the possibility of meeting in-person meeting at PAS.

Eligibility:

  • Experience with the New Century Scholars program as a scholar, junior or senior mentor
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion

Misc: Members will be assigned staggered terms of two-three years. Travel to PAS is not included.
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Position: Research Executive Committee Ad-hoc Member

Description: The Research Executive Committee is responsible for setting the research strategy of the association and helping the APA reach its research goals. The Committee is comprised of representatives from APA’s research programs in addition to two ad-hoc members. Ad-hoc members must have previous experience with APA Research Programs (i.e. YIA, RSP, research networks), but no longer in a leadership or other associated position within the programs. Both junior- and senior-level APA members are encouraged to apply.

Meeting Requirements: The Research Executive Committee meets up to four times a year via teleconference and once at PAS.

Misc: Ad-hoc members will be assigned staggered terms of two to three years. Travel to PAS is not included.
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Position: Quality Improvement (QI) Meeting Planning Committee

Description: The Quality Improvement Planning Committee is responsible for planning the education content of APA’s quality improvement research science annual meeting.

Meeting Requirements: The QI meeting planning committee meets up to twice a month via teleconference for six months prior to the meeting. Meeting attendance is not mandatory.

Eligibility: Quality improvement (QI) research and implementation science expertise.

Misc: Travel to PAS is reimbursed if planning committee members also serve as faculty.
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Position: Academic Fellows SIG Chair

Description: The Academic Fellows Special Interest Group (SIG) is looking for a co-chair. The Academic Fellows SIG chair will partner with the current chair to organize and host the Academic Fellows SIG meeting at PAS.

Meeting Requirements: The Academic Fellows SIG chair meets with the co-chair and coordinates with the SIG as necessary to plan the meeting via teleconference and email. The SIG chair is then required to attend the annual SIG program at PAS. SIG chairs are three years long.

Eligibility:

  • Mid-career faculty
  • Fellowship coordinator, program director, etc.

Misc: Every APA SIG gets a $300 stipend for program planning. Travel to PAS is not included. More information can be found in APA’s SIG Leadership Handbook.
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Position: Health Policy Scholars Curriculum Task Force

Description: The Health Policy Scholars Curriculum Task Force is responsible for developing a two-three year curriculum for APA’s Health Policy Scholars Program. The Task Force will be given a needs assessment of current policy and advocacy programs, an outline of the new program and its goals. The Task Force should develop a curriculum that consists of a combination of didactic and interactive content, assignments, readings, etc recommendation to the Public Policy and Advocacy Committee.

Meeting Requirements: The Health Policy Scholars Curriculum Task Force will meet at least quarterly until the curriculum has been outlined. Work can be conducted via teleconference or email. The Task Force has the option to meet at PAS.

Eligibility:

  • Public Policy and Advocacy Professionals
  • Experience with developing curriculum

Misc: The Task Force’s target date to recommend a curriculum to the Public Policy and Advocacy Committee is Spring 2019.
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Position: Resident Engagement Task Force

Description: The Resident Engagement Task Force is responsible for recommending strategies for engaging with residents into the APA in addition to recruiting residents into academic general pediatric fellowships and careers.

Meeting Requirements: The Resident Engagement Task Force meets by teleconference quarterly until their recommendations have been submitted to the Membership Engagement Committee.

Eligibility:

  • Residents interested in going into academic and/or academic general pediatrics

Misc: The appointed chair may also be invited to participate in the Membership Engagement Committee’s meetings to solicit feedback and/or discuss their proposals.
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Position: Leadership Development Training Task Force

Description: The Leadership Development Training Task Force is responsible for developing the APA’s leadership development training programs as recommend by the 2017-2018 Leadership Development Task Force. The Task Force will be given a needs assessment of current pediatric leadership programs, an outline of the new program and its goals. The Task Force should develop online and in-person leadership programs consistent with the previous Task Force’s recommendations in addition to recruiting faculty.

Meeting Requirements: The Leadership Development Training Task Force will meet by teleconference as often as needed in order to develop the training.
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Position: Miller Sarkin Mentoring Award Judges Panel

The Miller Sarkin Mentoring Award Judges Panel is responsible for setting the reviewing the Miller Sarkin Award applications and selecting a winner. Meeting Requirements: The Miller Sarkin Mentoring Award Judges Panel may conduct its work via teleconference or email. Misc: Members will be assigned staggered terms of two- three years. The chair reports to the Education Chair.
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Position: Young Investigator Awards Program (YIA) Proposal Reviewer

Description: All current APA members are invited to serve as reviewers for the Young Investigator Awards Program submitted proposals. This program provides awards of up to $15,000 for research by residents, fellows, and junior faculty related to child health promotion, health services research, teaching, or patient care. These awards often serve as a launching pad for talented trainees and young professionals who work under the excellent guidance of mentors at their home institutions.

Meeting Requirements: The majority of the reviewers’ work will be conducted via email. The more reviewers, the fewer proposals will be requested of each individual to score. There will be two rounds of applications. The first round will require scoring and feedback of initial proposals. The second round will require scoring and feedback of full proposals in addition to a study section phone call for each offered funding path to determine award recipients.
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Position: Young Investigator Awards Program (YIA) National Adviser

Description: The Young Investigator Awards Program provides awards of up to $15,000 for research by residents, fellows, and junior faculty related to child health promotion, health services research, teaching, or patient care. These awards often serve as a launching pad for talented trainees and young professionals who work under the excellent guidance of mentors at their home institutions. Each awardee works closely with a local mentor at their home institution and should communicate with their National Advisor on a monthly basis over the course of the award year.

Meeting Requirements: Awardees are encouraged to meet with their National Advisors during a special YIA Breakfast held at PAS.
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Position: CORNET Region IX Chair

Description: CORNET is seeking members from Region IX to serve as a member of the CORNET Executive Committee in the role as the Regional Research Chair. Region IX includes Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Southern California, and Utah. The Role of a CORNET Regional Research Chair is to:

  • Facilitate communication among the Region’s CORNET member sites and direct information to and from the Executive Committee.
  • Set up a regional email listserv and/or make periodic check-ins to regional training programs.
    • Provide communication at least quarterly with regional sites.
  • Represent and present updates about CORNET at Regional APA meetings. Materials can be obtained from the Network Director or Coordinator.
  • Solicit additional institutions/practices within their region to participate in CORNET.
  • Help generate research study ideas from regional practices.
  • Communicate with regional practices about upcoming research studies and recruit interested practice sites.
  • Assist participating practices whenever possible in the implementation of research studies through mentoring role and become members of research teams.
  • Help maintain regional lists of programs.
  • Advise on possible funding opportunities.

Meeting Requirements: Participate in the annual 1½ day national CORNET planning meeting following the PAS meeting, as well as quarterly conference calls.
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Position: CORNET Academic Pediatric Fellow Steering Committee Member

Description: The Academic Pediatric Fellow will join CORNET’s Network Director, Network Coordinator, Founding Director, Evaluators of Clinical and Educational Research, Membership Chair, APA Research Committee Chair, and other stakeholder representatives on CORNET’s Steering Committee. This committee is intimately involved with:

  • Network engagement, marketing, and planning for transitions.
  • Advising the Network Director and the Research and Network Coordinator on issues concerning communication among the network.
  • The Regional Research Chairs in recruitment of new CORNET practices and maintain current membership.

Meeting Requirements: Participate in the annual 1½ day national CORNET planning meeting following the PAS meeting, as well as monthly conference calls.

Misc: This is a one-year term.
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Position: CORNET Pediatric Resident Steering Committee Member

Description: The pediatric resident will join CORNET’s Network Director, Network Coordinator, Founding Director, Evaluators of Clinical and Educational Research, Membership Chair, APA Research Committee Chair, and other stakeholder representatives on CORNET’s Steering Committee. This committee is intimately involved with:

  • Network engagement, marketing, and planning for transitions.
  • Advising the Network Director and the Research and Network Coordinator on issues concerning communication among the network.
  • The Regional Research Chairs in recruitment of new CORNET practices and maintain current membership.

Meeting Requirements: Participate in the annual 1½ day national CORNET planning meeting following the PAS meeting, as well as monthly conference calls.

Misc: This is a one-year term.
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Position: Ray Helfer Award Judges Panel

Description: The Ray Helfer Award Judges Panel is responsible for setting the criteria and reviewing the abstracts submitted for the Ray Helfer Award and selecting the award winner. Meeting Requirements: The Ray Helfer Awards Judges Panel may conduct its work via teleconference or email.

Misc: Members will be assigned staggered terms of two- three years.
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Position: Teaching Award (Junior Faculty) Judges Panel

Description: The Teaching Award for Junior Faculty Judges Panel is responsible for setting the reviewing the Teaching Award for Junior Faculty applications and selecting a winner. Meeting Requirements: The Teaching Award for Junior Faculty Judges Panel may conduct its work via teleconference or email.

Misc: Members will be assigned staggered terms of two- three years.
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Position: Teaching Award (Mid-Level Faculty) Judges Panel

The Teaching Award for Mid-Level Faculty Judges Panel is responsible for setting the reviewing the Teaching Award for Mid-Level Faculty applications and selecting a winner.

Meeting Requirements: The Teaching Award for Mid-Level Faculty Judges Panel may conduct its work via teleconference or email.

Misc: Members will be assigned staggered terms of two- three years.
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Position: Education PAS Invited Science Task Force

Description: The Education PAS Invited Science Committee is responsible for planning the content of the APA Education Committee’s Invited Science session at PAS. The Task Force reports to the Education Executive Committee.

Meeting Requirements: The Education PAS Invited Science Committee may conduct its work via teleconference or email. Members may attend the Invited Science session at PAS.

Misc: Travel to PAS is not included.
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Position: Education Committee Meeting Task Force

Description: The Education Committee Meeting Task Force is responsible for planning the content of the APA Education Committee’s meeting at PAS. The Task Force reports to the Education Executive Committee.

Meeting Requirements: The Education Committee Meeting Task Force may conduct its work via teleconference or email. Members may attend the Education Committee meeting at PAS.

Misc: Travel to PAS is not included.
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Position: Young Investigator Awards Program Funding Path Chair

Description: The Young Investigator Awards Program provides awards of up to $15,000 for research by residents, fellows, and junior faculty related to child health promotion, health services research, teaching, or patient care. These awards often serve as a launching pad for talented trainees and young professionals who work under the excellent guidance of mentors at their home institutions. The YIA Program is seeking chairs for the following funding paths: APA YIA and Resident Investigator Award.

Meeting Requirements: YIA Program leadership and awardees meet during a special YIA Breakfast held at PAS each year. Funding Path Chairs will also be expected to participate in proposal reviews and lead study section calls during each year’s application cycle.

Misc: Travel to PAS is not included.
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